It Takes the School Community to Educate a Child
We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in supporting our work
Hundreds of people have worked with us, or given their time as volunteers, in Cambodia or in Australia and the UK. Many others have organised fundraising activities, become donors, or provided support in other ways. If you have ideas for ways you might like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you.
Donations from individuals, families, and small groups like schools, have been a vital source of revenue for SeeBeyondBorders. Every donation is gratefully received. A regular donation is very much appreciated as it provides a reliable source of income to support our programs, but we also welcome one-off donations, no matter how small. Go to our donation page to make a one-off donation, or put the arrangements in place to become a regular donor.
We gladly welcome support from those who are keen to host events or complete sponsored challenges to raise vital funds for our work. Whether you are an individual, a family, a community group, a school or a business we’d love you to get behind our work and help raise funds as well as awareness of what we do here in Cambodia.
To start, there are three easy steps:
- Get an idea – Make a plan of how you are going to raise funds and make sure you build in the fun factor! It could be a sponsored personal challenge, a fundraising sale, donating the profits of an event, or requesting donations in lieu of gifts for a personal celebration – birthdays ,anniversaries etc.
- Get in touch – Whatever your fundraising idea is, we want to hear about it! Before confirming your plans, fill out the Proposal to Fundraise form and send it to [email protected] so we can help you with the rules and regulations that may apply to what you are planning. We have put together a Fundraising Toolkit which we hope you will find helpful. It will walk you through the process of formulating an idea, developing a plan, and putting the plan into action to help maximise your fundraising potential!
- Get to it – Once your plan is approved it’s now time to get out there, put your plan into action and raise funds. Social media platforms are a great, free way of sharing your fundraising progress and spreading awareness. Remember to be interactive with donors; share photos, updates and thank them for their donation. Online fundraising pages are an easy way for family, friends and colleagues to make a donation towards your event or challenge with your fundraising progress tracked on the page.
We appreciate the time and effort put into fundraising. Thank you for recognising the importance of our work and choosing to support us.
In 2017, Michael Meuhlheim ran in the Sydney Running Festival. With his employer, Macquarie Bank matching the funds he raised through sponsorship, he was able to donate almost $50,000 to SeeBeyondBorders.
For the second year, SeeBeyondBorders joined Mosman Public School as one of two local charities for their annual fundraising event, Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair, held in June 2017. Mini-Mos raised more than $17,000 for SeeBeyondBorders but the relationship is not just about fundraising, its about building educational links between Australia and Cambodia.
UK supporters Samantha and David used comedy, and their milestone birthdays, to raise more than £2,000 for SeeBeyondBorders in early 2018. They hosted a hugely successful stand up comedy show, and instead of gifts, asked friends to donate to SeeBeyondBorders, and donate they did.
Volunteer - Individual
From day one, our work has been driven by the selfless and skilled work of volunteers and we continue to provide opportunities for individuals with specific skills and experience to volunteer their time.
We welcome skilled candidates on focused short-term consultancies, or longer term assignments of up to 12 months, to support our team in Cambodia. But if you can’t come to Cambodia there may be opportunities for you to volunteer in Australia or the UK, or by working remotely from your home location. Please get in touch to find out how you can assist.
All volunteer jobs are posted on the Work with Us page.
Volunteer - Teacher
Almost every year, we invite qualified teachers to join us in Cambodia for a two week volunteering experience, during the Australian school holidays in January, helping deliver our Quality Teaching training workshops to strengthen the development of Cambodian teachers.
Small teams of experienced primary school teachers assist in running workshops in rural village schools, transferring their knowledge and skills to Cambodian teachers. These workshops play a vital role in building Cambodian teachers’ skills and improving learning outcomes for children.
Contact us if you’d like to express interest in future visits.